Open Studio | Virtual Artist-in-Residence
Saturday June 5, 2021 at 3pm ADT via Zoom (Click here to register)
Every year Struts Gallery hosts a series of artist residencies, embedding artists from across the country and abroad into our space and our local community for a period of 5 weeks. Due to the various barriers posed by the pandemic, we are unable to welcome Benjamin Evans to Sackville in the ways we all wished we could. Instead, we invite you to come together virtually to hear Benjamin share insights into his practice and ongoing project, THE DREAM REALIZATION LABORATORY.
We also invite you to visit Benjamin's artist page to learn more about his work and studio practice.
Benjamin Evans is an artist currently based in the French Alps. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, he spent seven years living in New York City where he directed the non-profit gallery NURTUREart and was active in the Brooklyn arts scene. He has exhibited previous bodies of work professionally in both Canadian and New York venues. While living in Paris, Evans opened the itinerant gallery project Projective City, which exhibited the work of emerging artists in Paris, New York and virtual spaces in between. He holds five degrees, including a PhD in philosophy from the New School for Social Research and an MFA in mixed media, and has taught at several institutions, including the Alberta College of the Arts, The Parsons School of Design in New York and Parsons Paris. Having completed his PhD, he has recently returned to making art full time. In 2019-2020, the Dream Realization Laboratory received support from the Canada Council for the Arts in the form of a Research and Creation grant.